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(Huffington Post)   Not this shiat again. Another Carnival cruise ship disaster maybe just around the poop deck. No, not that one. Or that one. This time it's the Legend   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 136
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2013-03-15 01:42:35 PM

NightOwl2255: Before I went on my first cruise I was worried about being so far from land. But, come to find out, a cruise ship is never more than 2 or 3 miles from land. The more you know!


FALSE, if only you really did know more. While this may have been true for your particular experience, to say this is the case for all cruises is ridiculous. Do you know where cruise ships travel? Have you ever taken a Geography class? Inches on a map = miles!
 
2013-03-15 01:46:41 PM

Pow Wow: NightOwl2255: Before I went on my first cruise I was worried about being so far from land. But, come to find out, a cruise ship is never more than 2 or 3 miles from land. The more you know!

FALSE, if only you really did know more. While this may have been true for your particular experience, to say this is the case for all cruises is ridiculous. Do you know where cruise ships travel? Have you ever taken a Geography class? Inches on a map = miles!


Straight down. Didn't say dry land.
 
2013-03-15 01:52:42 PM

ZeroCorpse: You know what? GOOD. Let the wealthy snots who waste money on cruises enjoy the kind of conditions that poor people have to endure when they ride public transportation.


You honestly think wealthy people ride Carnival?
 
2013-03-15 01:55:41 PM

DSF6969: finnished: ha-ha-guy:

It's interesting that the thing was built in Finland.  Getting that across the Atlantic can't have been a fun trip for the Captain.

/I assume they bring it across when the weather is good

Lot of them are built in Finland, although I think the other two Carnival ships that were in trouble were built in Italy. So you'd still need to sail across the Atlantic.

Actually, crossing the Danish straits might pose a bigger issue.

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Ya wanna talk about a tight fit.  NCL's new ship going down river in Germany after leaving the drydock it was built at.

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Question: Do you work for NCL? Good line back in the 80's, haven't been with them for a while.

Sailed three times on the SS Norway (formally the France).

/real sad to see her scrapped
 
2013-03-15 02:02:56 PM

lilbordr: I know of another legend that was complete crap...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legend_%28film%29
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you shut your whore mouth!
 
2013-03-15 02:03:07 PM
It's amazing anyone on a Carnival ship (including the Captain) is ever sober enough to do any maintenance... During the handful of company cruises I've been on, I've never seen so much booze and never smelled so much vomit.

Currently, my wife and I only do Royal Carribean or Celebrity cruises.

One of the more strange things is that the picture of the ship stuck in St. Maartin shows freedom of the seas (RC) birthed right next to it... and I was on that ship 2 weeks ago in that port.

I will never ever ever do a Carnival Cruise again.
 
2013-03-15 02:03:30 PM
I went on a cruise to Bermuda when I was like 16 (1985).  It was actually quite awesome.  And this is why...
There is no drinking age once you're in international waters.  On top of this, my brother and I were in a cabin on our own.  No cerfew, as it were.  So we spent every night in the bar with all of the other underaged people on the ship.

It was awesome.  And not once were we stranded, covered in poop, or otherwise given inconvenience.

It was not a Carnival ship.
 
2013-03-15 02:05:07 PM

MyKingdomForYourHorse: Mateorocks: FloydA: [i105.photobucket.com image 600x314]
What a Legend with pacing problems and a horrible ending might look like.

Man, everything went to sh*t in that movie when that dog died.

The alternate ending at least redeems the movie a little...only a little though


The original ending actualy. It was supposed to be the point of the whole movie, that they weren't mindless killing zombies. Some studio exec didn't like a movie that shoot Will Smith was actualy kinda the bad guy in this.
 
2013-03-15 02:09:30 PM

2chris2: Another Carnival cruise ship disaster maybe just around the poop deck

There's no verb in this sentence.


"poop" is a verb.
/just sayin...
//i gotta run, er, trot.
 
2013-03-15 02:29:18 PM

vpb: Looking at the Wikipedia entry, this is normal for the Legend.


I took a cruise on the Carnival Legend two years ago. Seems I was lucky nothing happened...
 
2013-03-15 02:37:33 PM

lilbordr: I know of another legend that was complete crap...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legend_%28film%29
[upload.wikimedia.org image 281x437]


No thumbs down, fark you, dislike button on here
 
2013-03-15 02:51:16 PM

ZeroCorpse: You know what? GOOD. Let the wealthy snots who waste money on cruises enjoy the kind of conditions that poor people have to endure when they ride public transportation.


Uh, you do realize they give those 3-day cruises away like popcorn to the inner-city minorities as payment for sales sessions.  Pro-tip: don't go on a 3 or a 5 day cruise ... ever ... it's like $350/person at normal rates and you can just imagine the kind of people that go ...

I prefer the clipper ships that can get into the smaller ports ... much more expensive, but you don't have to wade through a blog post of "People of Walmart" on the ship ...

thecruisepeople.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-03-15 02:58:54 PM

Snarfangel: The Legend lives on from the East Coast on down
of the cruise line they call "Glitchy Pooey."
The line, it is said, makes you feel half dead
when the toilets back up every Tuesday.
With a gurgle and roar 4300 bums more
than the Carnival Legend weighed empty,
that good ship and true was great floating sewer
when the "Squirts of November" came early.


Superb. I knight thee.
 
2013-03-15 03:05:54 PM
Oh, and:

Cold raw sewage is in my shoes
There's no point in flushing and the toilets ooze
So be my guest, the deck's covered with poos
Won't you let me take you on a Poop Cruise.

/Oo-ee
//Oo-ee baby.
 
2013-03-15 03:23:52 PM

CliChe Guevara: EverybodyPanic!: Carniva, Disneyl: Red Roof Inn, random Jersey Shore motels
Royal Caribbean, Princess: Courtyard by Marriott, DoubleTree, etc.
Celebrity, Holland America: JW Marriott, Hyatt Regency, etc.
Seven Seas: Ritz-Carlton

We did a 10-day on Celebrity and it was amazing

So very THIS.

Never done Celebrity, but I love Holland America. Royal Caribbean is generally a perfectly acceptable alternative, too.
Did get a chance to do one cruise on Seven Seas. Now that was truly amazing, if quiet - service was insanely good, but the average passenger age seemed like it was somewhere between 90 and 150. So, peaceful and relaxing, but hard to get a groove on.


Been on two Regent Seven Seas cruises.  One in French Polynesia and the other the Caribbean.  The reason for all the old folks is because they are all inclusive and quite expensive for that reason.  Free alcohol in your room if you'd like also.  No, I didn't pay.  Father-in-law is a neurologist....
 
2013-03-15 03:25:09 PM

bikerbob59: CliChe Guevara: EverybodyPanic!: Carniva, Disneyl: Red Roof Inn, random Jersey Shore motels
Royal Caribbean, Princess: Courtyard by Marriott, DoubleTree, etc.
Celebrity, Holland America: JW Marriott, Hyatt Regency, etc.
Seven Seas: Ritz-Carlton

We did a 10-day on Celebrity and it was amazing

So very THIS.

Never done Celebrity, but I love Holland America. Royal Caribbean is generally a perfectly acceptable alternative, too.
Did get a chance to do one cruise on Seven Seas. Now that was truly amazing, if quiet - service was insanely good, but the average passenger age seemed like it was somewhere between 90 and 150. So, peaceful and relaxing, but hard to get a groove on.

Been on two Regent Seven Seas cruises.  One in French Polynesia and the other the Caribbean.  The reason for all the old folks is because they are all inclusive and quite expensive for that reason.  Free alcohol in your room if you'd like also.  No, I didn't pay.  Father-in-law is a neurologist....


I meant to say that older people can afford the cost while the younger people can't.
 
2013-03-15 03:33:10 PM
zerocorpse:  I agree that rich snobs don't cruise with Carnival.  This rich snob cruises on Crystal Cruise, the very best. But wait , you hate us rich snobs----who cares BWAHAHAHAH
 
2013-03-15 03:37:39 PM
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2013-03-15 04:23:50 PM

Lord Snoopy's G.P.E.H.: Oh, and:

Cold raw sewage is in my shoes
There's no point in flushing and the toilets ooze
So be my guest, the deck's covered with poos
Won't you let me take you on a Poop Cruise.

/Oo-ee
//Oo-ee baby.


Feel like dumpin', baby won't you join me please

We'll leave a crap slick all along the Florida Keys


My cabin's like a litterbox for fifty cats

The show tonight will feature "The Aristocrats"

So be my gue-HEY! THAT'S NOT APPLE JUICE!

Won't you let me take you on a Poop Cruise.
 
2013-03-15 04:25:12 PM
Oh Ship!
 
2013-03-15 04:40:35 PM
For all you cruise types, is Disney the best bet for one with young kids? That was my assumption, but I don't really know anything about them.
 
2013-03-15 04:47:43 PM
Just want to throw out this fun fact: All of you guys complimenting Holland America do realized it's owned by Carnival Corporation, right?

HAL, Princess, Seabourn, Costa, AIDA, Ibero, and Carnival Cruise Lines - all owned by Carnival Corporation.  All have the same shareholders.  So those cutbacks you see in Carnival Cruise Lines?  They're also likely happening in the other ships owned by Carnival Corp.

Sweet sailing to all!
 
2013-03-15 04:48:11 PM

Happy Hours: Was the accelerator pedal stuck?

Did they try shifting into neutral? Or pulling the key out of the ignition?


The captain let his wife drive, and she let her foot rest on the clutch pedal. That gawdawful smell isn't the sewer, just a smoked cruise ship-sized clutch.
 
2013-03-15 06:01:21 PM

ha-ha-guy: vpb: Looking at the Wikipedia entry, this is normal for the Legend.

It's interesting that the thing was built in Finland.  Getting that across the Atlantic can't have been a fun trip for the Captain.

/I assume they bring it across when the weather is good


I did some consulting work for Royal Caribbean (great place to work, BTW).  They build one ship a year, to bring it across they treat it as a shakedown cruise.  Full crew, right down to the spas. The IT geeks are on board to set up all of the systems, as well as people setting up stuff like PPV, casino, POS, etc. I'm told it can be a little hairy if the seas are rough, but otherwise it's a huge amount of fun.  Everyone works really long days, and then kicks back with huge meals and relaxes and has a good time.

They do an Atlantic cruise annually, during the summer when things are slow in Florida they send some of the ships to Europe. Pretty good price for a two week cruise that stops in Spain, France, and Italy, then you catch a flight back.  I've thought about doing it - you're basically in a luxury hotel/resort, plenty of stuff to do, and it's under a hundred bucks a day for lodging and food, a great deal.
 
2013-03-15 06:12:06 PM
Again, I must ask, how are any of these cruise companies still in business?
 
2013-03-15 06:22:24 PM

lafong: zerocorpse:  I agree that rich snobs don't cruise with Carnival.  This rich snob cruises on Crystal Cruise, the very best. But wait , you hate us rich snobs----who cares BWAHAHAHAH


I don't hate anybody. I'm pretty sure I'm happier than anyone, rich or poor. If you need to talk about your money to validate your own emotional state, that's your hang-up.

If you think floating around in a cheap hotel makes you better than other people, that's cool. Enjoy it. I'm sure it fills some hole in your life, somehow.
 
2013-03-15 06:27:51 PM
Maybe, and I'm just spitballing here, it's not a good idea to make a gigantic ship that holds 5,000 people. Maybe 5,000 people is more capacity than a ship's generators are able to handle.

I know cruise lines have a problem making money on cruises and feel they have to try and make money on volume, but I think it's beginning to turn people off on the idea of cruises. Or at least cruises on mega ships.

Even without the loss of electricity and ensuing filth, it doesn't sound fun to me. It sounds like being trapped in a mall in the middle of the ocean for a week. With old and/or fat people. And I don't mind old or fat people generally, but a week at sea with them ... no. Hell no.
 
2013-03-15 07:29:56 PM

bdub77: St. Maarten


Heh... I've been to that airport and on the beach at the airport. Fun drunken times, fun drunken times. There are probably YouTube videos of it. I didn't really like landing there but I'm not all that fond of flying to begin with.
 
2013-03-15 08:12:33 PM

Nick Nostril: Again, I must ask, how are any of these cruise companies still in business?


Well, you see, people give them money and they give them cruises in exchange. They use that money to pay for the ship, personnel, etc... They charge enough money to cover those expenses and have extra money left over - that's called profit.

S'not so tough to figure out. It is pretty much like any successful business.
 
2013-03-15 10:01:03 PM
DSF6969:

Ya wanna talk about a tight fit.  NCL's new ship going down river in Germany after leaving the drydock it was built at.

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One way I know that I am a bad person: that picture makes me want to be behind the stick of a Douglas Dauntless with a 1,000-lb bomb ready to go.....
 
2013-03-15 10:22:26 PM

EverybodyPanic!: bdub77: I think I'm pretty much done with cruise ships for a while, especially Carnival. Cruises are totally overrated


Depends which cruise line you sail with. As with hotels, you get what you pay for. The lower-end ones like Carnival and Disney are overrated: bland food, mediocre service, long lines.

Carniva, Disneyl: Red Roof Inn, random Jersey Shore motels
Royal Caribbean, Princess: Courtyard by Marriott, DoubleTree, etc.
Celebrity, Holland America: JW Marriott, Hyatt Regency, etc.
Seven Seas: Ritz-Carlton

We did a 10-day on Celebrity and it was amazing.


No, it really depends on the ship. I've been on Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas and it was pretty spectacular. My only complaint were the over-priced drinks, and the rule against bringing your own wine onboard. Came prepared with Rum Runner Flasks, so it was all good.

I've also been on the Ruby Princess for a two week cruise of the Mediterranean, and it was the best money I ever spent.

But you couldn't be more wrong about Disney cruise lines. The older ships in the fleet? Maybe. The newer ones are awesome. The downside to Disney is that they are expensive.
 
2013-03-16 01:27:16 AM
I'm impatient. I want full on, lost-our-GPS tracking, adrift for weeks, eatin' the weak ones drama, some real Lord of the Flies atrocities. None of this Oh we got no air conditioning or refrigeration and had to eat iffy tinned stew crap. Cannibalism! Rape! Offenders crucified on the climbing wall by hooting mobs dispensing cruise ship justice! Disembarking passengers with thousand-yard stares who've drunk their own piss! Nothing less than the complete surrender of any pretense of civilization. Otherwise don't waste my farking time. I want to be entertained, god dammit.
 
2013-03-16 02:05:03 AM
Who would pay to sail on a ship registered in some third world country with a marginally effect government?
 
2013-03-16 03:47:17 AM
As someone who got off a Norwegian Cruise about 30minutes ago, and is heading into Rome I'm getting a kick . . .

\that's cruise #24 for me
\\excited to do a thirty five day, double trans-atlantic in July
 
2013-03-16 09:38:44 AM
Is the standard operating procedure for Carnival to flood theirs ships with sewage whenever there is a generator malfunction?
 
2013-03-16 01:05:12 PM
Corn-ival Cruise Lines, more like.
 
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